Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. The trek covering the great Annapurna massif sucks in a large number of tourists every year. However, traveling through the Annapurna circuit may take weeks. Sadly, people who do not conform to the least level of fitness required to endure the stress of the long journey had no alternative.

Hotel Thamel Lily brings to you a shorter version of the Annapurna circuit trek. The mini trek is especially designed to give tourists the opportunity to savor the magnificence of the lush green forests and colossal mountains. The Annapurna circuit mini trek is a 15 days trek that trails past the most beautiful regions of Annapurna.

The highlight of the trek is visiting ancient Buddhist and Hindu shrines. The Muktinath temple is one of the most famous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Taking a bath in the 108 streams in the courtyard of the temple is said to help people attain salvation or “mukti”. It is located at an altitude of 3,710 meters in the mustang district. The places covered in the mini trek include Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Ledar Phedi, Muktinath and Jomsom. The flight from Jomsom to Pokhara offers the spian views of the high mountains and valleys. Certainly one of the prettiest places in Nepal, the unadulterated beauty of Annapurna will leave you dazzled.

During the trek, tourists also get to cross the largest pass in the world the Thorong La Pass. At 5416m Thorong La Pass is believed to be the highest pass in the world. Another high point of the trek is the Jwala Mai temple. Located at a height of 3,710m, at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass in the Mustang district, the temple is famous for the “eternal flame” that burns at its altar. Both the places find mention in ancient Hindu and Buddhist texts and hold high religious significance. The best time to go on the trek is Sept - Nov and Mar – May.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itineary:

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Synge/ Jagat (1100 m) 8 hrs
After breakfast at your hotel we will depart at 8am; take a scenic drive to Beshisahar via the Prithivi Highway. From Beshisahar we drive to Syange by local jeep. While driving we will have many chances to observe rural people & various cultures along the highway. From Syange we trek to Jagat. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1960 m) 6 hrs.
After breakfast start the working through jungle after we left Chyamje from Chyamje the trail goes bank of Marshyangdi river mostly climbing before arrive in Tal from here, we enter Manang district trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 05: Trek to Chame (2630 m.) 5 hrs
Today The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way you will have spectacular views of views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3300m) 5 hrs
The trail follows through steep and narrow river valley with deep forest. Along the way you will be rewarded with the best mountain view of Pisang peak and Annapurna II. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 07: Trek to Manang (3570m) 4 hrs
Today we can follow the two routes to reach Manang; the easier low route follows the valley floor via Hongde and the strenuous route follow along the river north side of the valley which takes about 3 hour more than normal lower route. The trail goes through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops before arriving Manang which provides the spectacular views of Annapurna 2, 3, 4, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. From Manang trail descent to a Chortens and turns to northwest and goes down to the River. After crossing the Jharsang Khola on suspension bridge the trail goes through blue pine forest and the wheat fields before arrive Khangsar, Khangsar is a Gurung village. There you find a small monastery, Chortens, Mani walls and prayer flags. Stay overnight at camp in Khangsar. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 08: Manang - Acclimatization day
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Spend a time with visiting monastery, side trip to Gangapurna Lake, doing some excursions with the wonderful views around the villages. Also we visit Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 09: Trek to Ledar (4250m) 5 hrs
Today we leave Manang, & the trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar at 4250m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 10: Trek to Phedi (4420m) 4 hrs
From here the trail continue climb along the bank of the Jorsang Khola, It is some time possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorong La Pass (5416m) 7/8 hrs
From Phedi the trail becomes steep, switch backing up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the pass. The views from the trail and from the pass are outstanding, you can see the long great barrier ridged, Gangapurna, Annapurna, Thorong peak Khatung Kang peak. From the top the trail descends steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists.

We ascend steeply to high camp at 4590m then along an undulating trail to the flat top of Throngla (5416m) from here the trail descend steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists stay at 3800m. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 12: Trek to Jomsom -2600m, 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 13: Morning flight to Pokhara, 20-minutes. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu, 6 hrs. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 15: Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for your home departure. "Farewell"

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Activities: Trekking (walking)
Difficulty: Challenging
Max Elevation: 5545m
Trekking Style: Lodge to Lodge
Meal: All Meals Included during the Trekking
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge on trek
Transportation: Flight & Private Car
Trip Duration: 15 Days

Cost Includes

  • Airport / hotel / airport pick up & transfer by private car
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • All surface transfer to/from Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Jomsom - Pokhara airfare including departure tax
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna conservation permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance & personal expenses
  • Tips for Guide and Porter ( it is expected).

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